After a candidate has completed a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, which permits employment as a special education teacher, he or she must complete a Professional Credential Program (Induction) within five years of the date of issuance of the Preliminary Credential. A single induction program will clear all preliminary education specialist credentials at one time (mild-moderate, moderate-severe.). Candidates may choose to complete Clear Induction through BTSA or a university based program.
A valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential is a prerequisite to this program. However, holding a teaching position is not a requirement for entering an Induction program, nor for clearing a preliminary credential. Candidates will need field experience
with students with disabilities to be able to complete induction requirements.
Candidates will be able to apply for the Clear Education Specialist Credential through the Credentials Office at the end of a one-year, 12 unit program.
The SSU Clear Induction program aligns with our Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Special Education.
Please note that our Clear Induction program admits candidates during the Fall term only.